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If you are looking for affordable gifts for a toddler or preschooler that encourage active or creative play then this is the guide for you! We shy away from electronic toys and try to foster creative play so primarily you will find those types of gifts here. There are eight gifts under $10 and seven more under $15. Keep in mind that these prices were current at the time I posted this but prices on Amazon change quickly and dramatically!
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Crayola Bathtub Crayons – The bath is a great place for art, right?
Little Helper Broom Set – We got this for our little one when she kept trying to use the big broom to “clean up”!
10 Piece Velvet Animal Finger Puppet Set – We have worn these suckers out
Clearly Colorful Translucent Harmonica – Great idea from my girl Robyn
Melissa & Doug Reusable Sticker Sets – Stickers are nice but reusable stickers are awesome! I’ve put these Melissa & Doug Reusable Sticker Sets away and then brought them back out after a few months are they are fun all over again.
High Bounce Jumping Ball – I remember hopping all over the place on one of these when I was little.
Play-Doh Plus Color Set, 8-Pack – A new formula better for the little ones
Dough Tools – 5 Piece Assortment – To start getting rowdy with your Play-Dough
Umbrella Doll Stroller – Gotta take those stuffed animals on lots of walks.
Kitchen Fun Cutting Fruit Set – They have this at our local children’s museum and it is always being used.
Stearns Puddle Jumper Basic Personal Floatation Device – We use this weekly at the pool and extensively on vacation.
Melissa & Doug Wooden Take Along Tool Kit (24pc) – Hours of enjoyment for boys AND girls!
Disney Classic Hideaway Tent – Every kid (even the smallest ones) need a place to get away. Plus it folds flat so it is easy to store!
Melissa & Doug Magnetic Wooden Dinosaurs in a Box – They also have animals and vehicles to entertain the little one at the fridge while you make dinner
We have found so many uses for this ALEX Toys Little Hands String-A-Farm, it is kind of ridiculous. A lot of mileage out of a simple and fun toy.
I hope this guide helps you find something great for the little one in your life!